Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick looks set to get a major facelift thanks to a two and a half million pound grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A new exhibition in Hawick explores how influential Polish culture is in the Borders and features rare artefacts from soldiers in WW2.
News that a Hawick knitwear company is to be acquired by international fashion house Chanel has been welcomed by the local community.
Residents in a town in the Scottish Borders say they're determined to to bring their High Street back to life. Representatives of the community in Hawick have been meeting with the local authority to decide how to restore their run down shopping precinct. Matthew Taylor's full report
Chanel have announced they will be taking on 100 new staff in the Borders.
Bruno Pavlovsky, the company's fashion president, made the announcement on a visit to the Barrie Knitwear factory in Hawick.
He praised their efforts since the luxury goods firm took over the from Dawson International in October 2012.
– Bruno Pavlovsky, Fashion President of Chanel
"The people here have been fantastic. They have been so supportive of all the developments, working extra shifts to build this extra success and to continue that we need to find new people. We need to recruit."
The 100 new jobs would add to the existing 176-strong workforce at Barrie Knitwear.
The Barrie brand of cashmere clothing will launch next month and will be sold at 40 of the world's top clothing stores.
A dedicated boutique will open in Paris in June with a London store also being considered.
Ten vials of straight morphine have been stolen from a care centre in Hawick.
The 10mg clear glass bottles are believed to have been taken from a secure cupboard some time between 17 March and 30 March.
– Police Constable Nicola Adamson, Police Scotland
"We would like to warn people about the dangers of straight morphine as even a small amount of morphine could prove fatal. If anyone has information that could help with our inquiries they are urged to contact Police Scotland on 101."
Twenty five year old Morgan Lynn, who grew up in Hawick and played for Borders Ladies, was on holiday with two friends when she fell from her fifth hotel room in Benidorm.
Local police and the Foreign Office said the accident happened at 3 a.m. after the Royal Bank of Scotland worker had been out with friends before returning to the Hotel Gala Placidia. Ms Lynn had been living in Edinburgh and was a coach with Hibs Ladies.
A Foreign office spokesman said:
– Foreign Office spokesman
"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this sad time."
Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after £640 worth of goods were stolen from a Hawick flat.
The break-in happened sometime between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday 5th March at an address on Gladstone Street.
Electrical goods including a TV and games console were taken.
Police are asking witnesses that saw anything suspicious in the area at that time to get in touch.
Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to a much loved, and well known figure in the Scottish Borders.
In her time Zandra Elliot was among other things, a knitwear model, a councillor, and the provost of Hawick.
And it was in the town where she'd served that she was laid to rest. Jenny Longden has this report.
Politicians and colleagues have joined family and friends to pay their respects to Councillor Zandra Elliot at her funeral in Hawick today.
The former Honorary Mayor of Hawick died of heart problems in hospital on Saturday, 22 February.
Among those in attendance at Teviot Church this morning were MP Michael Moore, MSP John Lamont and councillors from Scottish Borders Council.
People from the Scottish Borders have been paying their respects to a well-known public figure who died last weekend.
Councillor Zandra Elliot was once a model for the textile firm Pringle, and went on to become Provost of Hawick. Her funeral took place this morning.
Jenny Longden reports.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral of one of the Border's most prominent public figures.
Councillor Zandra Elliot, who served three terms as provost of Hawick, died on Saturday, aged 73.
The mother of a Territorial Army soldier from the Scottish Borders who died of heatstroke in Iraq more than ten years ago has received an apology from the Ministry of Defence.
Private Jason Smith who was 32 and from Hawick, died in August 2003 after collapsing in temperatures exceeding 50 degrees celsius.
The MoD apologised "unreservedly" and acknowledged the finding that the risk of his death could have been reduced.